The American Dream promises upward mobility no matter one's beginnings, but these doors are often closed to individuals who have served time in prison. What would it take to break the cycle of incarceration? At RECLASS, we believe that perosnal investment is at the core of a thriving society. We teach computer networks to incarcerated veterans because we are committed to delivering a second chance to those who fought for this Land of Opportunity.
Our students are hand-picked by the prisons for their discipline and likelihood to pass a Network+ Certification exam. The classes are organized to allow for open-ended discussion, whether it be sharing expertise from past experiences or asking for more clarification on the subject. We also develop hands-on labs including a visual network simulation tool to demo linux command-line troubleshooting tools such as arp or ifconfig!
If you are local business in Atlanta, GA or surrounding cities and would like to learn how you can get a tax deduction by hiring through our program, or want to contribute to our efforts to expand to other prisons, please reach out!
It's trivial to overlook someone who has exhibited imperfect behavior in the past; it's difficult to discern whether someone who's made a mistake will develop from it and come out stronger.
I've never seen such a diligent and selfless group of students as the ones we have in Rutledge State Prison - even those serving life sentences. The onus is on them to fight the stigma, we are simply here with the tools.
These men understood when they signed up to serve that it would be a difficult job, often in austere conditions. Industries seek out veterans because of the discipline they developed through their time in service.
Our first cohort at Rutledge understands that today, the barrier to entry is high for them. Still they want to contribute to the society they once fought to defend; they are prepared to bring an energy to the workplace that paves a bright path for the graduates who come after them.
1 LT Kunal Jha